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OPIA’s Sanford Heisler Information Session

August 23rd, 2019

Harvard Law School

September 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Join OPIA and attorneys from Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP for lunch and conversation. A lunch of Indian cuisine will be provided. Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP is a national public interest and class-action law firm with offices in San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Baltimore, Nashville, and Washington, […]

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Walgreens Sued for $300 Million over Alleged 401(k) Mismanagement

August 22nd, 2019

CIO

Suit says poorly performing funds were ‘devastating’ to retirement accounts. Walgreen Co. is being sued for $300 million by a group of its 401(k) plan participants who allege that the company breached its fiduciary duties by adding to the plan a group of “poorly performing funds” and keeping them for nearly a decade despite their […]

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In GirlsDoPorn Trial, Jane Doe Law Grad Emerges as Central Figure

August 21st, 2019

The Recorder

As trial in the fraud suit against GirlsDoPorn.com gets underway, the defendants describe Jane Doe No. 1, now graduated from law school, as the “ringleader” of 22 former actresses who are suing the adult film site. By Scott Graham GirlsDoPorn.com was asking for trouble when it recruited a law student to appear in its adult […]

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GirlsDoPorn.com and the Digital Era of Privacy and Sex Work

August 21st, 2019

Law.com

Alaina Lancaster Welcome back for another week of What’s Next, where we report on the intersection of law and technology. This week, we catch up with John O’Brien of The O’Brien Law Firm as he takes GirlsDoPorn.com to trial this week in San Diego. Plus, the Ninth Circuit rules that border officials don’t have unfettered […]

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Transamerica Can’t Use Settlement To Slip New 401(k) Suit

August 21st, 2019

Law360

By Kevin Stawicki Law360 (August 21, 2019, 6:19 PM EDT) — An Iowa federal judge has denied Transamerica Corp.’s attempt to shed a proposed class action surrounding allegations that it stuffed underperforming proprietary funds in its 401(k) plan, saying a previous settlement in an excessive fee suit doesn’t bar the new claims. U.S. District Judge […]

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ERISA case against Transamerica can continue, judge rules

August 21st, 2019

pensions

ROBERT STEYER A U.S. District Court judge in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, rejected a petition by Transamerica Corp. to dismiss an ERISA fiduciary breach lawsuit against the company and its defined contribution plan. Current and former plan participants sued in January alleging that plan managers violated their fiduciary duties by imprudently retaining six proprietary, poor-performing investment […]

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San Diego Porn Scheme Trial Begins

August 20th, 2019

NBC 7

Click here to view the video Nearly two dozen women are suing a San Diego-based porn company alleging its owners used fraud and coercion when convincing them to have sex on-camera. By Dorian Hargrove, Mari Payton and Tom Jones On Tuesday the trial began in a civil lawsuit filed by 22 women from across North […]

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San Diego porn case: Civil trial against GirlsDoPorn.com website operators begins

August 20th, 2019

ABC 10 SD

Click here to watch the video By: City News Service SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Opening statements are scheduled Tuesday in the civil trial pitting 22 women against San Diego-based pornographic website GirlsDoPorn.com, with the women alleging that the website’s operators falsely represented their business and lied to the women in stating that the videos would […]

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Months-Long Trial Over Bait-and-Switch Porn Scheme Kicks Off

August 20th, 2019

Courthouse News

BIANCA BRUNO SAN DIEGO (CN) – Opening statements kicked off in a fraud trial Tuesday where 22 women claim they were coerced into shooting pornography for an alleged “private collection” that was then distributed publicly on websites like PornHub. The women, identified in court documents as Jane Does 1-22, sued San Diego-based porn website GirlsDoPorn, […]

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Trial Begins Against San Diego-based Porn Site Accused of Posting Videos without Consent

August 20th, 2019

Times of SD

BY LAUREN J. MAPP An attorney representing nearly two dozen women who sued a San Diego-based porn site told a judge that the owners and operators of GirlsDoPorn distributed videos online without consent, then purposely divulged their personal information over the internet to increase website traffic. A defense attorney countered that the plaintiffs were well […]

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